“Aren't trees the hair of the Earth?”
This question was the seed from which the piece grew.
While researching the resemblance between human hair and trees, we discovered two beautiful natural phenomena: Itla Okla (a south American air plant), and Hair Ice (ephemeral strands of ice that grow on fallen trees in Northern countries). Examining these two curiosities turned the studio into a laboratory, bringing a scientific lens to our creative space. Slowly, as the piece took root, a journey of a man evolved: from scientist to the spirit of a tree.
Showcasing the in-house choreographic talent at Scottish Dance Theatre, company member Pauline Torzuoli presents the solo work: Thin h/as h/air.
Part biographical and part fiction, this piece is a portrait created for and with Guest Dancer Yosuke Kusano.
Choreography Pauline Torzuoli
Performer Yosuke Kusano
Lighting Design Emma Jones
Costume Design Pauline Torzuoli
Music 'Nheengatu' by Kurup, 'Pipistrellus' by biosphere
Filmed and edited by Tao-Anas Le Thanh
Audio Description by Emma-Jane McHenry
This show will be Audio Described by Emma-Jane McHenry.
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